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Record Turnout for Ringling Demo!

by Deborah Robinson

We want to give a big thanks to all of the IDA supporters who helped make our Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus protest on opening night in Brooklyn, NY, a raging success! Hundreds of advocates joined IDA and a coalition of animal protection, student, and political organizations to protest Ringling on February 20th, […]

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IDA Complaints Prompt Federal Investigation

by Deborah Robinson

IDA Confirms the USDA Is Investigating Notorious Elephant Abuser IDA’s efforts, and those of our supporters, on behalf of a long-suffering elephant named Nosey may be paying off! IDA has learned that Hugo Liebel, Nosey’s exhibitor, is again under investigation by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for ongoing violations of the Animal Welfare Act […]

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Abusive Animal Trainer Faces Federal Charges

by Deborah Robinson

The notorious Lance Ramos Kollman has flagrantly ignored the law for years and now he’ll have to answer to federal charges. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) finally filed charges against Kollman for numerous violations of the Animal Welfare Act, including: Operating as a dealer despite the termination of his USDA license; Failing to handle […]